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Classical Greece – Athens, Mycenae & Olympia

Europe
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGGRK

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Immersed in history, Greece boasts unrivalled archaeological treasures and fascinating mythological tales. Witness it all on this grand tour.
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Itinerary

2020 Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    After breakfast settle back in your seat as we travel south through France and Switzerland to our overnight hotel in northern Italy.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3

    We continue our journey across Italy to the port of Ancona where we board the overnight ferry to Igoumenitsa in Greece. Please note: your driver will be required to collect your passport in order for you to be checked-in before boarding the ferry. Please ensure you have your passport to hand. It is advisable to pack an overnight bag for this evening. (en suite cabins included).

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 4 - Ioannina & Meteora

    Morning arrival at Igoumenitsa, then we follow the scenic road to the beautiful town of Ioannina set against Lake Pavmotis. There is time to explore during a short stop, perhaps taking a boat to the little island of Nisi on the lake (not included) or enjoying lunch in one of the local tavernas (not included). Continue to Kalambaka, where we stay overnight. This evening, we take a short drive to Meteora, possibly one of the most impressive sites in Greece. Weather permitting, we will take in the spectacular views over the plain and watch the breath-taking sunset.

    Meals - Dinner

  • Day 5 - Meteora

    Return to Meteora this morning, where we will meet with our local guide and visit at least two of the monasteries. Meteora (literally meaning ‘hanging from the sky’) are gigantic rock formations, like towers of sandstone, which have provided sacred retreat for monks over the centuries. Considered one of the most beautiful areas of mainland Greece, Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. There is time for lunch in Kalambaka (not included) before we head south through the mountains to Delphi, where we stay overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Delphi

    Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos in a spectacular natural setting, Delphi is a trove of archaeological treasures dedicated to Apollo. We explore the site with a local guide including a visit to the museum, which houses the famous bronze statue of the ‘Charioteer’. Later we continue to Athens for a two-night stay. This evening, join an optional excursion to the famous Plaka area, followed by dinner at a Greek restaurant with live music and folk-dance show.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 7 - Athens with Guided Tour

    Included panoramic guided tour of Athens, seeing the House of Parliament, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Constitution Square and the Presidential Palace. We will also visit the Acropolis. Enjoy a short walk in the famous Plaka area, where we enjoy lunch at a typical Greek tavern. In the afternoon, you can take an optional tour along the coastal road of Attica to Cape Sounion, for a guided visit to the Temple of Poseidon.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 8 - Corinth Canal, Epidaurus & Nafplion

    We leave our hotel and drive along the coastal road towards the famous Corinth Canal where we have a brief photo stop. We continue to Epidaurus where we meet our guide for a visit to the magnificent amphitheatre. Our day continues to Nafplion, the first capital of Modern Greece. Here there will be free time to explore before we take a short drive to the nearby resort of Tolo where we stay for four nights.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 - Free Time or Corinth & Nemea

    Today is at leisure for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings or alternatively why not join our optional excursion to ancient Corinth and nearby Nemea region. Corinth was an important city in ancient Greece and it played a major role in the missionary work of the Apostle Paul. Today, Corinth is the second largest city in the Peloponnese with several sites of interest to pilgrims and tourists. We continue to Nemea, famous in Greek mythology as the home of the Nemean lion that was ultimately killed by Hercules. Here we have the chance to sample some of the local produce. We return to our hotel in time for dinner this evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 - Free Time

    A day at leisure today to relax and enjoy. Perhaps spend time at Tolo beach soaking up the sun.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11 - Free Time

    Further leisure time for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 - Mycenae

    We leave Tolo this morning and head towards Mycenae. We meet our guide and take an included guided visit to the site of Mycenae with the famous Lion’s Gate and Agamemnon’s tomb. We continue our journey via Tripolis and Megalopolis to arrive in Olympia for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 13 - Olympia

    We begin our day at the home of the first Olympic Games. We meet our guide who will introduce us to the ancient site of Olympia and of course the outstanding museum. Later we drive towards Patras to board the overnight ferry to Ancona, Italy. (en suite cabins included).

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 14

    We disembark the ferry and head north to the Lake Garda / Verona region where we stay overnight.

    Meals - Dinner

  • Day 15

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 16

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

In Greece, you will stay for one night in the Kalambaka area, such as the 3-star Hotel Orfeas, followed by another overnight stay in Delphi in a minimum 3-star hotel. You will then stay for two nights in the Athens area in a minimum 3-star hotel, such as the Hotel Stanley before a four night stay in the Tolo area in the 3-star Hotel Minoa, 3-star Hotel Apollon, or similar.  Finally, you will stay overnight in the Olympia area, such as the 3-star Hotel Neda. 

On the overnight ferry crossings, accommodation will be in en suite, inside cabins (meals at extra cost). 

Overnight stays in northern France and Belgium will be in city-style hotels, and overnight stays in northern Italy and the Lake Garda/Verona area will be in minimum 3-star hotels. 

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